Omega Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Its Speedmaster Watch

Omega Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Its Speedmaster Watch

The official watch of NASA.

The official watch of NASA.

Text: Ndey Buri

Last Night, OMEGA raised a glass for the 60th anniversary of its Speedmaster watch. The new Zaha Hadid building in New York City was bathed in deep blue in silver lights to match the evening's space theme.

Launched in 1957 and named the official watch of NASA, the anniversary honored the legacy of the Speedmaster watch from the vintage First Generation model to newer models— all named after special NASA events. The Speedmaster proves that it is a watch that has stood the test of time as NASA astronauts have worn the watch to accompany them during history-making events such as the first manned lunar landing in 1969.

OMEGA's VP of Product & Customer Service Mr. Jean-Claude Monachon welcomed key members, including NASA astronaut and OMEGA Ambassador General Thomas P. Stafford as well as former NASA Engineer David Cisco, who were on hand to recount special dedications that the Speedmaster watch has had to astronauts and the missions they conducted.

Take a look at the night in the slideshow below.

General Thomas P. Stafford, David Cisco and Jean-Claude Monachon
Credits: Photos By Ndey Buri

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